The Oxford Book of Marriage

The Oxford Book of Marriage

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Marriages are not made in heaven or hell, but somewhere in between. In this splendid anthology, Hilary Rubinstein draws on the wit and wisdom of over two thousand years to trace the course of a marriage through all its various stages. Moving from passionate or painful proposals to the delights or disasters of the big day, the book touches on sex, children, death, and divorce before reaching the calmer waters of contented old age. Among those describing their feelings about and experiences of this most universal of subjects are writers as diverse as Darwin and Kafka, Rabelais and Jane Austen, Pepys and Virginia Woolf.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0192829300
  • 9780192829306

Table of contents

Decisions, choices and recognition; marry me, marry me, marry me; with this ring I thee wed; from this day forward; with my body I thee worship; like olive plants around the table; dangerous liaisons; misery, mayhem and murder; putting asunder; growing old together; till death us do part; the marriage of true minds.show more

About Helge Rubinstein

About the Editor Helge Rubinstein has written numerous articles for Parents magazine and has answered reader's letters on emotional problems for Brides magazine since 1980. A practicing marriage counselor for over twenty years, she was Chair of the London Marriage Guidance Council from 1977 to 1982.show more

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